06/29/2010 8:51 PM
Outfielder Greg Alexander hit a three run home run on his birthday in Tuesday night's game.
(WASHINGTON, Penn.)-Greg Alexander hit a three run home run on his birthday but it wasn’t enough as the Washington Wild Things defeated the Evansville Otters 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Washington scored five runs in the second inning against Evansville starter Eduardo Perez and took the early control of the ballgame. Luis Rivera then came up in the third and tacked on a solo home run for the 6-0 Wild Things lead.
Evansville rallied on back as Vinnie Scarduzio hit an opposite-field RBI double to put the Otters on the board in the fourth inning, and Greg Alexander belted his very first home run of the season to left field in the 5th.
Down 6-4, reliever Jason Roenicke entered the game for Eduardo Perez and pitched 3 1/3 innings without allowing a run.
Roenicke’s performance kept Evansville within a pair of runs into the late stages of the ballgame.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Otters got the tying run to first base in the form of Marcel Champagnie with pinch hitter Brandon Cohen representing the go-ahead run. Reliever Kevin Hammons got a strikeout to end the inning and closer Eryk McConnell worked around a leadoff double to earn the save in the ninth inning.
Both teams are currently 14-23 after the game with the middle game of the series taking place tomorrow at CONSOL Energy Park. Evansville will look to end a four-game losing steak tomorrow with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 PM EST.
Fans can listen to the radio broadcast of the game on WUEV 91.5 FM. The game can also be heard by going to http://www.evansvilleotters.com
as Mike Radomski provides the play by play. The Evansville Otters pregame show will begin at 6:45 PM.
Fans wishing to attend an upcoming home game at Bosse Field, can call the Evansville Otters front office by dialing (812) 435-8686 or by stopping by the ballpark at 1701 N. Main Street.